Upon learning about essential oils and using them, I'm more and more convinced that God has supplied us with all that we need to live healthy and heal sicknesses naturally. I was excited when I read that essential oils were used as far as the Biblical times. They are mentioned so many times in the Bible. They used it for anointing, healing the sick, and in religious rituals among other things. Moses was given a recipe for holy anointing oil, which included the essential oils of myrrh, cinnamon, calamus, and cassia as well as pure olive oil (Exodus 20: 22-30). The the wise men gave frankincense and myrrh when they visited baby Jesus. Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with the expensive spikenard oil and wiped his feet with her hair (John 12:3). Another interesting fact in the Old Testament is that people come for worship in the same place where animals were slaughtered as sacrificial offerings, and the oils that were used on altars in the temple possessed antiseptic and anti-viral properties that killed bacteria and viruses to deter health situations which might otherwise arise. It couldn't be a coincidence. The people of those days really knew how to use essential oils better than we do now.
How to Diffuse Essential Oils Effectively and Safely?
Pure essential oils are very potent and we have to know how to use them correctly to reap the maximum therapeutic benefits. Some apply essential oils mixed with carrier oils directly to our bodies and others diffuse essential oils for longer effects. There are many ways to diffuse essential oils. The most common way of burning oils is to use steam, by putting the oils directly in boiling water or candles, either by putting the oils in the melted wax or using candle diffusers, both which require the presence of either heat or naked flame. Heat may alter or destroy the oils, making the therapeutic effects less optimal and burned oils may even be carcinogenic. I was looking into buying an electronic diffuser that is safe, functional, and doesn't use heat and I think I found what I'm looking for.
I was given a Novita diffuser for reviews and I have to say I am very pleased with the product. I like that this diffuser uses water and advanced ultrasonic technology which allows the essential oils to be diffused into the air without heat or burning. The nebulizer in the water tank breaks down essential oil into microscopic droplets for better absorption and greater therapeutic values so we can enjoy the therapeutic benefits longer, for up to four hours, much longer than if I were to use a candle or steam. The bonus part about this is that it has a built-in sensor which shuts off when the water level falls below the safety level to prevent risk and damage to the unit and user. A soft LED light illuminates when the diffuser is switched on. You can turn it on as a night light or turn it off if you so prefer. I've been using this diffuser regularly, especially when someone in my family is down with cold, cough, or fever. I would diffuse eucalyptus and/or peppermint essential oils to help decongest. I am so happy about using this diffuser. It's easy to use, compact and cute, and it's easy to clean. And best of all, it's safe and does its job well just as it's designed to do.
And as a Christmas giveaway, thanks to Novita, two winners are going to get a Novita Aroma Diffuser NA81 each. To enter, simply:
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This giveway will end on 15 December 2013 Singapore time and the winners will be announced through email. Open to Singapore residents only.
Disclosure: The diffusers are spponsored by Novita, but all opinions are my own.